Providence

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Nominal Guns30BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.12.1636BWAS-1603
Launched21.3.1636/37BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1638B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBermondsey - London B028
ConstructorRobert TranckmoreBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked31.10.1668BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen304Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen405.5Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen304 20100Baker's Rule Tons 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 155.5 Imperial Pound ( 70.5196 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck6 British Culverin
Lower Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck14 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652120 BWAS-1603
1.1652120 B117
1653140 BWAS-1603
1666140 BWAS-1603

19 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1638 - 1639CaptainEdmund Seaman (d.1666)BWAS-16031640 - 1641CaptainRichard HillBWAS-16031642Captain StrachanBWAS-16031643 - 1644CaptainWilliam BrooksBWAS-16031644CaptainThomas PlunkettBWAS-16031644 - 1645CaptainJohn EllisonBWAS-16031645 - 1647CaptainJohn StansbyBWAS-16031649 - 4.1652CaptainJohn Pearse (d.1668)W01529.4.1652 - 5.1652CaptainGeorge Swanley (d.1665)B1176.1652 - 1653CaptainJohn Pearse (d.1668)BWAS-16031654CaptainThomas Bunn (d.1662)BWAS-16031655 - 1656CaptainSir Robert Kirby (d.1665)BWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainJohn LittlejohnBWAS-16031658 - 1659CaptainJohn PointzBWAS-16031659 - 1660CaptainGiles ShelleyBWAS-160319.3.1662/63 - 3.4.1665CaptainJohn TyrwhittB05116.4.1665 - 5.10.1666CaptainRichard James (d.1679/80)BWAS-160310.6.1667 - 16.9.1667CaptainJames CookeBWAS-16032.4.1668 - 31.10.1668CaptainHugh RidleyBWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1663 - 1665LieutenantRoger Strickland (1640-1717)B051

Service History


DateEventSource
1644In Irish WatersBWAS-1603
1646Part of the Winter Guard 1646/47BWAS-1603
1647In the Downs and then the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
9.1648In the DownsBWAS-1603
1650Present at the Blockade of LisbonBWAS-1603
1651In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 34 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
6.1667Refitted as a 8 gun Fireship
31.10.1668Wrecked at TangierBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647Thomas Rainsborough 
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to LisbonRobert Blake (1598-1657) 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 
 

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